Tag: Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England continues to exist. The North West is the worst performing region when it comes to the proportion […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Inaction by the Government in its approach to the social care workforce in England has been roundly criticised in a new report from the National Audit Office United Kingdom Homecare Association welcomed the NAO report for highlighting that a lack of action by the Department of Health and Social Care has not achieved value for […]

    8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

    Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

    3 in 4 (75%) family carers say they have no long-term plan for what will happen when they can no longer provide support to their loved one, according to the disability charity Sense. Over two thirds (67%) of families caring for disabled adults with complex needs live in fear of what will happen to their […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Survey is further evidence that social care crisis is rising up the worry list of MPs

    Survey is further evidence that social care crisis is rising up the worry list of MPs

    Responding to a report by Independent Age revealing that two-thirds of MPs in England believe there is a lack of high-quality care homes for older people in their constituencies, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This telling survey is further evidence that the social care crisis is […]

    25th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

    LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

    Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

    18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

    Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

    Responding to the latest delayed transfer of care figures published by NHS England today, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “Today’s (Thursday 11th January) figures show that councils have continued to reduce the number of delayed days. This continued improvement is testament to the ongoing hard work by […]

    12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Social care and local authorities face a ‘perfect storm’ in funding

    Social care and local authorities face a ‘perfect storm’ in funding

    ADASS SURVEY: MORE THAN HALF OF COUNCILS TO OVERSPEND ADULT SOCIAL CARE BUDGETS THIS YEAR AND FACE PAYING TOWARDS A £270m BACKPAY BILL More than half of councils expect to overspend their adult social care budgets this year by up to nearly £21 million each, while all local authorities face having to help pay a […]

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    CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

    CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

    This year’s State of Care shows that, thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. But future quality is precarious as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access […]

    10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Best efforts of local authorities are not enough to avert the growing care crisis

    Best efforts of local authorities are not enough to avert the growing care crisis

    Responding to a study by Healthwatch England on home care provision, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “Home care services provide the vital support for some of our most vulnerable citizens to remain independent in their own homes. Councils are committed to driving up standards of care […]

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